What are Eastside’s investment criteria?

Please see our Investment Criteria page.

Does Eastside have a geographic preference when making new investments?

Eastside Partners is a regionally focused venture fund that invests across the southeastern United States along the corridor stretching from the Research Triangle area to Birmingham, Alabama. Our densest concentration of investment activity is in Birmingham, Nashville and Atlanta. We have a strong network of operating executives and resources within these geographies. We opportunistically invest outside of this core geography, but only in unique circumstances and typically as a co-investor alongside a lead investor proximate to the company.

What stage of investments does Eastside prefer?

Eastside prefers to make equity investments in early-to-expansion stage companies, typically those with annual revenue greater than $2 million. We frequently lead the first round of institutional capital in a business.

What is the average size investment Eastside makes?

Our average investment size ranges between $1 and $5 million, with the potential to invest $10 million or more in a single transaction through co-investors and our limited partners.

Does Eastside target investments in specific industries?

We focus our investment activity within industries where we have core competencies and can provide insight and operational assistance. These industries include healthcare, financial services and information technology.

What is the typical use of proceeds for investments Eastside makes?

Eastside considers a wide range of transaction types with different uses of proceeds, including growth equity, recapitalizations, management buyouts, shareholder liquidity, and acquisition capital.

How do I submit a business plan to Eastside?

Your chances of attracting venture capital are greatly improved if you’re able to get a referral into our firm. Deals which are referred to us by close colleagues are prioritized over unsolicited submissions. You can also email us your company’s name and website URL to info@eastsidepartners.com

How long will it take to receive a response to a business plan submission?

We make every attempt to provide a response to all business plans submissions within two weeks. However, due to the high volume of unsolicited business plans, we are not able to reply to all submissions.

What role does Eastside play after making an investment?

We are strategic partners, not day-to-day operators, and we prefer minority ownership positions to controlling interests. Our companies successfully leverage our resources when they pull us into strategic conversations, but we do not push our way into these discussions. For examples of the areas where we add value, please visit The Difference page.

Who do I contact if I have additional questions?

Should you have any additional questions, feel free to email Kristen Clute at info@eastsidepartners.com